Poll of the Day > how the fuck do you pay for college?

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RoboXgp89
04/11/19 12:49:56 AM
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-Komaiko54- posted...
My parents are refusing to allow me to go to any college because they just can't afford it.

I keep telling them to just take out a loan but they won't budge please help me I don't know what to do


financial aid should help you
dont buy into any of that loan crap
you doing to be a nurse or something
that might be worth a loan
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RoboXgp89
04/11/19 12:51:12 AM
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Lokarin posted...
Keebs05 posted...
Go to a trade school. They're typically cheaper and you leave with a skill instead of an expensive piece of paper.


This is actually a good idea - tradesmen will ALWAYS be needed, and worldwide.


the world needs burger flippers too, most mainline careers lets be honest are hard work and for the young
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jramirez23
04/11/19 1:15:38 AM
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That thing youre saying sounds weird. How are you technically not a student until Spring 2020? You should speak with people from the financial aid department and tell them how do people in your situation pay for that weird program.
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Alexandra_Trent
04/11/19 2:12:36 AM
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For us, education is something that is heavily invested in by parents. It's something they work hard for and save for in their youth along with retirement.

I'm 35 now and the eldest and my youngest sister is 20 years old and taking up biomedical engineering. Her fees at the university for the entire 4 year duration has already been saved up for by our father. He finished this goal I think a year ago or so.

All four of us had had college funds allocated for us since our childhood.

But obviously if we wanted to pursue higher studies we'd have to spend for it by ourselves.
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CarefreeDude
04/11/19 2:14:49 AM
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dancer62
04/11/19 6:22:48 AM
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jramirez23 posted...
That thing youre saying sounds weird. How are you technically not a student until Spring 2020? You should speak with people from the financial aid department and tell them how do people in your situation pay for that weird program.

You haven't been following the soap opera? According to Komaiko, his chosen university wants $30k for a year of tutoring to try to get him up to college-entry-level.
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Sefrig
04/11/19 7:42:42 AM
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i actually cannot find anything about this "tutoring" on american university's admissions website

there is this "mentorship program" but it would've been something you had to apply for specifically: https://www.american.edu/spexs/mentorship/index.cfm
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-Komaiko54-
04/11/19 7:59:11 AM
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Sefrig posted...
i actually cannot find anything about this "tutoring" on american university's admissions website

there is this "mentorship program" but it would've been something you had to apply for specifically: https://www.american.edu/spexs/mentorship/index.cfm


https://www.american.edu/spexs/mentorship/RoboXgp89 posted...
financial aid should help you


The mentor program doesn't take financial aid

jramirez23 posted...
should speak with people from the financial aid department and tell them how do people in your situation pay for that weird program.


I shot an email to them

Lokarin posted...
Keebs05 posted...
Go to a trade school. They're typically cheaper and you leave with a skill instead of an expensive piece of paper.


This is actually a good idea - tradesmen will ALWAYS be needed, and worldwide.


I don't like the army though. If I'd enlist it'd be Marines, even though they pay less
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SunWuKung420
04/11/19 8:08:04 AM
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>TC wants to a senator
>TC doesn't want to participate in a program that will allow him to intern in the US Senate

<,<

I am relieved.
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-Komaiko54-
04/11/19 8:22:29 AM
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SunWuKung420 posted...
>TC doesn't want to participate in a program that will allow him to intern in the US Senate


I don't need the program to get internships. American is known for being an internship haven, iirc at least 90% of the student body participate in them.
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Sefrig
04/11/19 8:24:58 AM
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-Komaiko54- posted...
edit: didn't see you had it linked, my bad. I didn't apply to the program but they forcefully put me in it. I'm trying to get out of it.

yeah i would be talking to the admissions department like yesterday because that does not sound right
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KINGWAR
04/11/19 9:08:57 AM
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There's nothing wrong with skipping colleges. Go to trade school and you can end up learning a skill that's much more valuable for less.

There are also quite a few people out there who make good livings doing things like freelance writing and web design who are completely self-taught.

Just take some time to figure out what you want to do, and college may not be the path to go down.
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Kyuubi4269
04/11/19 9:12:14 AM
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KINGWAR posted...
There's nothing wrong with skipping colleges. Go to trade school and you can end up learning a skill that's much more valuable for less.

There are also quite a few people out there who make good livings doing things like freelance writing and web design who are completely self-taught.

Just take some time to figure out what you want to do, and college may not be the path to go down.

He wants to be a politician, so college is mandatory.
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SunWuKung420
04/11/19 9:19:08 AM
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Kyuubi4269 posted...
He wants to be a politician, so denying the truth is mandatory.


Well, he's already a pro at that.
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redline65
04/11/19 9:24:18 AM
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When I went to college in the '90s junior college was about $35 per credit hour and my university was around $100. Working part-time pretty much put me through school. It's crazy how expensive college is now... I put about $300/month into my six year old's 529 plan and it probably won't even be enough in 11 years.
Keebs05
04/11/19 9:43:10 AM
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-Komaiko54- posted...
Lokarin posted...
Keebs05 posted...
Go to a trade school. They're typically cheaper and you leave with a skill instead of an expensive piece of paper.


This is actually a good idea - tradesmen will ALWAYS be needed, and worldwide.


I don't like the army though. If I'd enlist it'd be Marines, even though they pay less

I didn't say join the army. The thought of you with automatic weapons is terrifying. I said go to a trade school instead of college.
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-Komaiko54-
04/11/19 9:58:10 AM
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^whoops I quoted the wrong guy my b lol
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CacciatoPart3
04/12/19 6:05:53 AM
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-Komaiko54- posted...
Lokarin posted...
Keebs05 posted...
Go to a trade school. They're typically cheaper and you leave with a skill instead of an expensive piece of paper.


This is actually a good idea - tradesmen will ALWAYS be needed, and worldwide.


I don't like the army though. If I'd enlist it'd be Marines, even though they pay less

They pay less? Pay grades are the same across all the branches, you fucking genius.
rexcrk
04/12/19 6:30:24 AM
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God, Im so glad my union at work offers free college.
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jramirez23
04/15/19 12:39:46 AM
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Man, American is a pretty good college from what I've heard but this sounds kind of sketchy.

https://www.american.edu/financialaid/mentorship-program.cfm

https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/american-university/1975674-american-university-mentorship-program.html

It seems to me that a lot of the people who get accepted into this program will have parents who will pay the $30K. It sounds crazy to me to go into debt to take credits which might not even transfer to another college if you were to leave (since you aren't considered a degree-seeking student yet).

I think that you might essentially have been rejected... unless you are allowed to skip out on the Mentorship thing and do something else productive until you get your degree-seeking spot in Spring 2020.

EDIT: I think you were automatically considered for this program because the admissions department expects several students to not go into it. From what I remember, I do think that some colleges accept high school seniors to come in as freshmen in the spring and in the meantime they take classes at community college. IDK why the admissions departments might do this, but I'm guessing it has something to do with U.S. News & World Report ranking stats.
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ClarkDuke
04/15/19 3:27:24 AM
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-Komaiko54- posted...
My parents are refusing to allow me to go to any college because they just can't afford it.

I keep telling them to just take out a loan but they won't budge please help me I don't know what to do

get loans, and apply for grants, ok?

-Komaiko54- posted...
InfestedAdam posted...
Would your parents be able to afford that?


well yeah but there's a few things wrong with it

-There are so many opportunities at the other schools I've gotten accepted to. ESPECIALLY American

-I don't wanna stay in Delaware

-My ego

your ego is your problem, sack up to reality, ok?
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CacciatoPart3
04/15/19 4:16:25 AM
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jramirez23 posted...
I think that you might essentially have been rejected..

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-Komaiko54-
04/15/19 4:10:56 PM
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jramirez23 posted...
Man, American is a pretty good college from what I've heard but this sounds kind of sketchy.

https://www.american.edu/financialaid/mentorship-program.cfm

https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/american-university/1975674-american-university-mentorship-program.html

It seems to me that a lot of the people who get accepted into this program will have parents who will pay the $30K. It sounds crazy to me to go into debt to take credits which might not even transfer to another college if you were to leave (since you aren't considered a degree-seeking student yet).

I think that you might essentially have been rejected... unless you are allowed to skip out on the Mentorship thing and do something else productive until you get your degree-seeking spot in Spring 2020.

EDIT: I think you were automatically considered for this program because the admissions department expects several students to not go into it. From what I remember, I do think that some colleges accept high school seniors to come in as freshmen in the spring and in the meantime they take classes at community college. IDK why the admissions departments might do this, but I'm guessing it has something to do with U.S. News & World Report ranking stats.


I recently came back from one of the student-admitted days and got some more information. The program is essentially having you take four or five very easy classes, and give you two days to participate in a mentorship. Typically, you wait until you're a sophomore or junior to get an internship and you won't have two complete days out of the week dedicated to it so it's a valuable opportunity, and plus I do intend on transferring to a better school after the first two years give or take, depending on where I am.

However, it still costs an arm and leg. a full year cost is around 66K
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